Terrence H. Link II

Shareholder

Akron
222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6755
F 330.376.4577
E tlink@ralaw.com
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.623.0150
F 216.623.0134



Terrence H. Link II

Shareholder

Phone: (330) 849-6755
Fax: (330) 376-4577
Email: tlink@ralaw.com

Mr. Link regularly serves as outside corporate and trademark counsel to clients ranging from owners of closely-held businesses to large, publicly traded corporations. He advises business owners, corporate executives, boards of directors, and in-house attorneys with respect to a variety of corporate, M&A, intellectual property, trademark, technology, licensing, internet, and domain name matters.

His corporate and M&A practice includes negotiating and drafting domestic and cross-border merger, acquisition, and divestiture agreements; joint venture agreements; distribution and supply agreements; equipment purchase agreements; equipment lease agreements; purchase order terms and conditions; terms and conditions of sale; buy-sell agreements; shareholder agreements; and asset-based loan documentation.

Mr. Link’s intellectual property and trademark practice includes negotiating and drafting software, trademark, and technology license agreements; technology development agreements; SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and other cloud services agreements; IT services agreements; and trademark coexistence agreements. His work also extends to securing, enforcing and expanding clients’ domestic and international trademark rights by managing global trademark portfolios for clients. These portfolio management activities include clearing new trademarks; developing global trademark filing and enforcement strategies; managing trademark and domain name watch service programs; and conducting trademark audits. He regularly advises clients on trade dress protection issues and internet-related trademark issues, including online-infringement and domain name disputes. He also counsels clients with respect to open-source software (OSS) risk and issues.

Mr. Link represents the firm as a delegate to Mackrell International, an international network of independent law firms with members in 60 countries.  He also serves as the Firm’s representative member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Representative Matters

Corporate and M&A Matters

  • Represented a subsidiary of publicly held manufacturing entity in the acquisition of industrial camera assets
  • Represented a privately held gas supply company in the disposition of its residential and industrial customer base and related inventory to a large gas utility company
  • Represented a subsidiary of publicly held entity in the acquisition of bulk conveyance assets
  • Represented a privately held company in the sale of its gas meter set business
  • Represented a privately held custom rubber compound mixing company in the acquisition of assets and in obtaining financing from multiple lending sources to acquire such assets
  • Represented a domestic and international privately held transformer servicing and repair business in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a subsidiary of a large, publicly held conglomerate
  • Represented a private equity entity in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of an industrial cleaning business

Intellectual Property and Trademark Matters

  • Represented a privately held company in drafting and negotiating  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation documents, including software license agreements, consulting services agreements, and statements of work
  • Represents a publicly traded entity and its subsidiaries in managing a trademark portfolio consisting of more than 3,500 trademarks worldwide
  • Represented entities using the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN’s) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy to obtain domain names from cybersquatters acting in “bad faith”
  • Represented a subsidiary of a publicly traded entity in the purchase of technology assets and related intellectual property from an international vendor
  • Represented a publicly traded entity in the negotiation of various vendor IT services agreements, including master service agreements & related statements of work
  • Represented a privately held manufacturing company in negotiating a strategic alliance agreement with a competitor to develop mutually beneficial technologies
  • Extensive experience in managing worldwide trademark portfolios

Accomplishments

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2013)
  • Greater Akron Chamber "30 for the Future" award recipient
  • Crain's Cleveland Business "Forty Under 40" class member
  • Leadership Akron, Class XXIV

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.S., Miami University, Business

Professional Affiliations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) - Cleveland Chapter
  • Ohio Venture Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Community Affiliations

  • Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, Board Member
  • Copley-Fairlawn Athletic Association, Volunteer Coach
  • Leadership Akron Alumni Association
  • The First Tee of Akron, Past Director
  • East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation, Past Director
  • Torchbearers Young Professionals Association, Past President and Director
  • Athena PowerLink Program, Past Advisory Panel Member
  • PGA World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational, Past Volunteer
  • Young Professionals Council of Akron, Past Director

Publications

Presentations

  • "Managing Vendor Relationships: Protecting the Goods You Send to Your Vendors" - Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • "Intellectual Property Issues in the Sale and Purchase of Goods under UCC Article 2" - Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Ohio Chapter

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